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March 27th, 2008 (March 27 2008)EventThe state of Washington became the first state in the U.S. to offer an enhanced driver s license.
March 27th, 2006 (March 27 2006)EventThe United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.
March 27th, 2004 (March 27 2004)EventHMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
March 27th, 2002 (March 27 2002)EventPassover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.
March 27th, 2000 (March 27 2000)EventPhillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
March 27th, 1998 (March 27 1998)EventThe Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
March 27th, 1994 (March 27 1994)EventOne of the biggest tornado outbreaks in recent memory hits the Southeastern United States. One tornado slams into a church in Piedmont, Alabama during Palm Sunday services killing 20 and injuring 90.
March 27th, 1994 (March 27 1994)EventThe Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.
March 27th, 1993 (March 27 1993)EventJiang Zemin is appointed President of the People s Republic of China.
March 27th, 1990 (March 27 1990)EventThe United States begins broadcasting TV Marti to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
March 27th, 1986 (March 27 1986)EventA car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, killing 1 police officer and injuring 21 people.
March 27th, 1980 (March 27 1980)EventThe Norwegian oil platform Alexander Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
March 27th, 1977 (March 27 1977)EventTenerife disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 247 on KLM and 335 on PAN AM) and 61 survived on a PAN AM flight.
March 27th, 1976 (March 27 1976)EventThe first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens.
March 27th, 1970 (March 27 1970)EventThe Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.
March 27th, 1969 (March 27 1969)EventMariner 7 is launched.
March 27th, 1968 (March 27 1968)EventYuri Gagarin, Soviet Cosmonaut, first human in space dies in aircraft training accident.Yuri Gagarin Quotes
March 27th, 1964 (March 27 1964)EventThe Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
March 27th, 1963 (March 27 1963)EventBeeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom s rail network.
March 27th, 1958 (March 27 1958)EventNikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
March 27th, 1948 (March 27 1948)EventThe Second Congress of the Workers Party of North Korea is convened.
March 27th, 1945 (March 27 1945)EventWorld War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan s ports and waterways begins.
March 27th, 1943 (March 27 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of the Komandorski IslandsIn the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
March 27th, 1941 (March 27 1941)EventWorld War II: Yugoslavian Air Force officers topple the pro-axis government in a bloodless coup.
March 27th, 1938 (March 27 1938)EventThe Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.
March 27th, 1918 (March 27 1918)EventMoldova and Bessarabia join Romania.
March 27th, 1910 (March 27 1910)EventFire during a barn-dance in Okoritofulpos, Hungary, killed 312
March 27th, 1906 (March 27 1906)EventFounding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
March 27th, 1890 (March 27 1890)EventA tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
March 27th, 1881 (March 27 1881)EventRioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
March 27th, 1871 (March 27 1871)EventThe first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
March 27th, 1868 (March 27 1868)EventThe Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
March 27th, 1854 (March 27 1854)EventCrimean War: The United Kingdom declares war on Russia.
March 27th, 1851 (March 27 1851)EventFirst reported case of Europeans seeing Yosemite Valley.
March 27th, 1846 (March 27 1846)EventMexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas.
March 27th, 1836 (March 27 1836)EventTexas Revolution: Goliad massacreAntonio Lopez de Santa Anna orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texans at Goliad, Texas.
March 27th, 1836 (March 27 1836)EventKirtland Temple in Ohio is dedicated in an 8 hour long service led by Joseph Smith, Jr. and Sidney Rigdon.Joseph Smith Quotes
March 27th, 1834 (March 27 1834)EventAndrew Jackson is censured by the U.S. Senate for his actions regarding the U.S. National Bank.Andrew Jackson Quotes
March 27th, 1814 (March 27 1814)EventWar of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.Andrew Jackson Quotes
March 27th, 1794 (March 27 1794)EventThe United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
March 27th, 1794 (March 27 1794)EventDenmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
March 27th, 1782 (March 27 1782)EventCharles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
March 27th, 1642 (March 27 1642)EventThe sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.
March 27th, 1625 (March 27 1625)EventCharles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
March 27th, 1613 (March 27 1613)EventThe first English child born in Canada at Cuper s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
March 27th, 1329 (March 27 1329)EventPope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.Meister Eckhart Quotes

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